Day: November 18, 2021

Biden’s made-in-America push raises trade tensions at meeting with Canada, Mexico

President Joe Biden hopes to rebuild strained ties as he gathers with the leaders of Canada and Mexico at a White House on Thursday, but his biggest obstacle may be his own domestic economic and political agenda.

Biden has a lot riding on the meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. It is intended to take stock of progress under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement, the pact signed in early 2020 to update NAFTA. And it’s the first “Three Amigos” meeting since 2016, after former President Donald Trump disbanded the annual practice.

The leaders are expected to announce agreements to ease the supply chain crunch, speed vaccine distribution to countries in the region and curtail methane emissions that worsen climate change, a senior White House official said.

But trade leaders in all three nations say Biden’s policies to rebuild American manufacturing risk alienating the continental

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